Professional Snagging For Your New Home

Professional Snaggers to help with your new home

Lively Professional Services are an independent, privately run company specialising in providing a professional snagging service to new build home buyers. Our service ensures that any issues or defects with your newly built home are discovered – even those you might not know to look for. 

We are not associated with any developer, house builder or warranty provider, which means we are able to provide a completely unbiased service solely for you the new homeowner.

What is Snagging?

Snagging is the process of checking new builds for minor faults that need to be rectified.

If you don’t get a snagging inspection done before you move into your new home then you could end up paying out a lot more money down the road when defects begin to appear.

 

Why use a Professional Snagging Company?

New homes are constructed in all weathers using materials and subcontractors during its construction. During this process your new home transforms from a bare piece of earth to your dream home.

Using a professional Snagging company can eliminate the stress and worry of you having to identify any defects once you have moved into your new home. It is important that any defects are identified within your new home and reported to your builder as soon as possible.

Our highly qualified inspectors will produce a detailed defects report following their visual inspection of your new home which you can present to your builder, enabling them to rectify the defects that have been identified.

What is Snagging?

Snagging is the process of checking new builds for minor faults that need to be rectified.

If you don’t get a snagging inspection done before you move into your new home then you could end up paying out a lot more money down the road when defects begin to appear.

Why Use a Professional Snagging Company?

New homes are constructed in all weathers using materials and subcontractors during its construction. During this process, your new home transforms from a bare piece of earth to your dream home.

Using a professional Snagging company can eliminate the stress and worry of you having to identify any defects once you have moved into your new home. It is important that any defects are identified within your new home and reported to your builder as soon as possible.

Our highly qualified inspectors will produce a detailed defects report following their visual inspection of your new home which you can present to your builder, enabling them to rectify the defects that have been identified.

How Does Professional Snagging Work? 

STEP 1

A professional snagger will come to your home with a checklist

STEP 2

They will check the exterior and interior of your new build home for defects

STEP 3

At the end of the snagging service, you will be handed a report of findings that you can give to your builder

STEP 1

A professional snagger will come to your home with a checklist

STEP 2

They will check the exterior and interior of your new build home for defects

STEP 3

At the end of the snagging service, you will be handed a report of findings that you can give to your builder

For a free quote, get in contact with us today.

Why Use Lively Professional For Your Snagging Inspection?

Our mission was to form a leading professional snagging company that would help raise standards within new build homes and to help new homeowners achieve the quality they deserve from their investment.

Our extensive knowledge and experience of the housing industry ensures we give our customers the best possible service and support that we can, this is something that we are extremely passionate about, putting our customers first, helping to give them a piece of mind.

Having worked in the housing industry for over 40 years we have gained the knowledge and experience to know how your new home has been constructed and helps us identify defects others may not see.

Our reports are easy to follow, and every defect is photographed with a location given to it and trade assigned as well as a clear description of the snagging defect.

All our photographs are time and date stamped which helps when logging your defects with your builder. We carry out all inspections in house and do not use any subcontractors ensuring a consistent approach when producing our reports. We take time to answer any questions our customers have during the inspection and we explain our findings once we have completed our report.

The descriptions and explanations we use in the report help your site manager to easily follow and rectify your defects.

Once we have sent your report usually on the same day (electronically) and two hard copies in the post within 48hrs. We are available to answer any questions that you or your builder may have.

We are well known in the industry to be one of Lancashire’s leading professional snagging companies and take pride in helping you achieve your dream home.

Ian was phenomenal in providing us with snagging services. He was very accommodating with our schedule and circumstances and did a fabulous job. His report was clear and detailed and his decades of experience in the industry shone through in his findings. He spent time describing all findings and classifying issues in complexity and effort. He answered additional questions and continues to do so even though the job is done. I highly recommend Ian’s services.

Bharat Choragudi

Ian was kindly recommended to me by a friend and I cannot recommend Ian more if I tried! He went through my new property with a fine-tooth comb spotting things I would never have thought of and would have caused me great hassle in the long run. The report Ian provides after his survey is great, the amount of detail including photographs whilst referencing the building regulations is just what I needed to show/evidence to the property developer. It’s worth every penny! 

Kayleigh Nicholls

We were apprehensive about using a professional snagger, but we are glad we have. Ian has a vast wealth of knowledge and he was only too happy to share his knowledge with us when we asked any questions. His report was excellent with pictures of all the defects and a good description of the defect which was easy to understand.

Mike Morrison

What Our Snagging Inspection Will Cover In Your New Build Home

During our visual inspection of your new home, it is our aim to identify and itemise any defects both internally and externally including any garden areas, drives and garage if applicable. The areas that we cannot inspect will be detailed in the report. Following our visual inspection, a detailed defects report will be produced and sent to you. 

Our inspector will report upon the main aspects of the property to an accepted benchmark quality standard, normally the NHBC standard both internally and externally.

 

What Our Snagging Inspection Does Not Cover

We do not undertake inspections of any:

  • Central Heating Systems
  • Electrical and Fire Systems
  • Plumbing installations
  • Drainage Systems
  • Telecoms and Broadband
  • TV Systems
  • Home Automation Systems

When Should You Call In A Professional Snagging Company?

Prior to legal completion of your new home, your builder will invite you for a home demonstration. At this meeting, the builder will show you around your new house and demonstrate how the systems and appliances work. During the inspection, the builder will give you the opportunity to identify any snags/defects within the property.

If the builder will allow access prior to you legally completing your property then this is the ideal time to call us in. However, some builders will not allow this. In this instance, once you have legally completed your property and received your keys, this is the time to call us in to inspect your property.

 

What Our Snagging Inspection Will Cover In Your New Build Home

During our visual inspection of your new home, it is our aim to identify and itemise any defects both internally and externally including any garden areas, drives and garage if applicable. The areas that we cannot inspect will be detailed in the report. Following our visual inspection, a detailed defects report will be produced and sent to you. 

Our inspector will report upon the main aspects of the property to an accepted benchmark quality standard, normally the NHBC standard both internally and externally.

What Our Snagging Inspection Does Not Cover

We do not undertake inspections of any:

  • Central Heating Systems
  • Electrical and Fire Systems
  • Plumbing installations
  • Drainage Systems
  • Telecoms and Broadband
  • TV Systems
  • Home Automation Systems

When Should You Call In A Professional Snagging Company?

Prior to legal completion of your new home, your builder will invite you for a home demonstration. At this meeting, the builder will show you around your new house and demonstrate how the systems and appliances work. During the inspection, the builder will give you the opportunity to identify any snags/defects within the property.

If the builder will allow access prior to you legally completing your property then this is the ideal time to call us in. However, some builders will not allow this. In this instance, once you have legally completed your property and received your keys, this is the time to call us in to inspect your property.

Building Thermal Imaging Surveys

Lively Professional Services are now pleased to be able to offer our customers a Professional Thermal Imaging Survey of their new home.

Infrared Thermography is a non-destructive thermal survey of your home using an infrared camera. The camera can identify thermal differences (Temperature) within the building or its fabric. These differences can be seen and analysed when using a thermal imaging camera and its software which allows us to identify any construction faults such as insulation defects, cold spots, water damage and heat loss within your home or heating system.

This survey can be incorporated with your snagging survey or carried out separately. Our surveyor is certified to Level 1 Infrared Thermography which meets the requirements set by ISO 18436 and ASNT SNT TC 1A. Please enquire regarding the costs as we can include this alongside your snagging survey.

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Coronavirus Update

 

Dear Customer,

 

Following the Government Guidelines, we are now happy to accept bookings on occupied properties as well as those empty.
We will maintain a safe distance when conducting our inspections and wear suitable PPE where possible.

 

For any customers already booked for a snagging survey I will be contacting you to discuss rearranging your appointment.

If you have any questions or wish to make a booking, please contact me on 07792 261820 or email @ ian@livelyprofessionalservices.co.uk

We value your custom and wish all our customers the best during these worrying times, please stay safe.

 

Kind Regards

Ian